SANTA CLARITA (CBS) — Firefighters used the jaws of life Friday to rescue two people trapped inside a vehicle that crashed into a Chevron gas station in Santa Clarita.

The accident was reported at 2 a.m. near Newhall Avenue and Sierra Highway, Dispatch Supervisor Michael Pittman of the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.

Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies say this all began when authorities tried to pull over a Nissan 350z that was literally stopped in the middle of the road. That driver took off and then slammed into the gas station.

The force of the crash sent the canopy to collapse on top of the Nissan and a small fire started, which deputies were able to put out with a fire extinguisher.

The driver was taken from the scene to a local hospital, where he underwent surgery. His passenger, a woman, was also transported to a hospital with a less severe injury.

Deputies say the driver will be charged for failure to yield.

It could take a few weeks to determine whether drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash.

Comments (5)
  1. Timothy McGarry says:

    And people wanna know why insurance rates are so high…thanks pinhead!

  2. JS says:

    All I can say is… what a dumba$$

  3. BH says:

    This station had the lowest prices in town. Wonder how long it will be out of commission. Thanks alot you ding-a-ling.

  4. damian says:

    Lydia go find yourself a man in the corner…

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